[thelist] Implementing a Content Delivery Network

Chris Burton Chris at 7of9b.org
Mon Apr 14 08:01:22 CDT 2008

> Have a look at <http://aws.amazon.com/s3>

I tested this a while ago to see how well it could serve images and I found 
it rather slow (I tested with around 300k images). Re-running it now I still 
find it still rather slow.

Testing from the UK:
Amazon S3 - 0.848 seconds
std apache box - 0.495 seconds

Testing from the US:
Amazon S3 - 0.64 seconds
std apache box - 0.14 seconds

I now use it as a backup in case of issues with the main sites, but I can't 
see it being an improvement for most over a standard web server.


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